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post #22351 of 33308
Would this be made by southwick

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Three-Button-Sack-1818-Blazer/793M________NAVY_36___REG_,default,pd.html

Thanks
post #22352 of 33308

Looking for a straight-hemmed linen or cotton-linen blend shirt with side vents like the one shown. Any suggestions? Thanks

post #22353 of 33308
Posted in the tailors thread but haven't heard back yet. What is the probability of being able to widen the armholes of a jacket at the very top of the arm?
post #22354 of 33308
That's going to be a lot of blue.

The shirt and tie do look nice, though.
post #22355 of 33308
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Posted in the tailors thread but haven't heard back yet. What is the probability of being able to widen the armholes of a jacket at the very top of the arm?

Pretty much nonexistent. Not only would there have to be extra fabric, but you'd need a damn good tailor. Also, the sleeve itself wouldn't fit anymore.
post #22356 of 33308

Can pick stitching on a jacket be easily repaired/replaced/removed? I purchased a new 1818 BB SC during the sale that has a few broken threads in its pick stitching on the jacket bottom. I'd ask for an exchange, but 36s in Regent are extremely hard to find.  

post #22357 of 33308
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Can pick stitching on a jacket be easily repaired/replaced/removed? I purchased a new 1818 BB SC during the sale that has a few broken threads in its pick stitching on the jacket bottom. I'd ask for an exchange, but 36s in Regent are extremely hard to find.  

That would not be a hard job for a decent tailor.
post #22358 of 33308

Guys I'm really anxious about my order and I don't know if it's going to match;I've already got my suit and I like it, however I just ordered my brogues online and I'm not sure if it's going to match.. It's for prom.

What do you think? 

 

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Brogue-Toe-Cap-Shoes-in-Leather/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2799684&cid=11941&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Tan

 

http://www.next.co.uk/x512430s2

post #22359 of 33308
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


That would not be a hard job for a decent tailor.

Would BB's in-house be considered decent? I'll probably bring it up when I bring the jacket in for the free alterations. 

post #22360 of 33308
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Originally Posted by francoamerican View Post

Would this be made by southwick

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Three-Button-Sack-1818-Blazer/793M________NAVY_36___REG_,default,pd.html

Thanks

Very likely.
post #22361 of 33308
I'm filling out my beginners wardrobe. I currently have 4 ties including a navy and a red/navy/white striped one that have the heaviest rotation. As I'm looking to add more is it bad I'm drawn to the same colours? Is it boring/pointless to end up with over half my ties some variant of navy/red even if they're all different shades and designs? Otherwise what else should I be looking out for?
post #22362 of 33308
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Originally Posted by olencjusz23 View Post

Guys I'm really anxious about my order and I don't know if it's going to match;I've already got my suit and I like it, however I just ordered my brogues online and I'm not sure if it's going to match.. It's for prom.

What do you think? 

 

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Brogue-Toe-Cap-Shoes-in-Leather/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2799684&cid=11941&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Tan

 

http://www.next.co.uk/x512430s2

 

I take it you're in the UK?

 

OK, let's skip past the obvious question of why you're wearing a skinny lounge suit to a "prom" - I've no idea what a "prom" means to you or what your friends will be wearing.  But in my ignorance, I would have assumed you should be wearing black tie.

 

Anyway, you're a young fellow who needs a suit, that cheap nasty you've ordered from Next is of (just about) appropriate colour and style to be used in most work environments (until you get paid, and can dump it for a better one), so fine.  And if you're not wearing a dinner suit, or even a particularly formal lounge suit, I guess there's no point in suggesting that country casual leisure shoes (brown brogues) are totally wrong for a formal evening event.  So is the suit.  So in that sense, they match if that's your choice.

 

But, fifty quid or not, they're utter shit. Plastic soled, glued together, and quite possibly about to fall apart before the evening is over.  If you want shit brogues for fifty pounds, buy these or these or these instead.  They are the same price or cheaper, and will at least last you until you can buy better ones, because they're made the same way as most good shoes are.

 

However, do check what others are wearing.  Especially if you're fortunate enough to be picking up a young lady to take to this event.  She might well be expecting a higher standard, as she will be wearing (don't doubt it) a formal evening dress, so should be expecting the same of you.  Imagine how you'd feel if you'd bought your best evening suit, and your date turned up to collect you and meet your mum, in jeans and trainers, saying "yeah, well this is what my mates are wearing...wha'evaaaah!".

 

So, think again, really: from the same place, with the same budget, you'd be better off with this, this and these.  Of course it can only be used for formal events, and of course it's just as crap as your lounge suit./shirt/tie choices above.  Nevertheless, particularly if you're off to university at some point, you might find you have more excuses to wear it than you thought.  And really, your date will be a lot more impressed with a young man who knows what proper clothes for an evening function look like.

 

Which then takes us back to shoes.  Alas, all shit from Next, whereas unlike suits, you CAN get properly made ones for that price, as above.  So try these.  They are just about acceptable with black tie, and also top of your list of essentials for interviews and future business wear.  Forty quid well spent for a man in your position, I'd say.

post #22363 of 33308
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

I'm filling out my beginners wardrobe. I currently have 4 ties including a navy and a red/navy/white striped one that have the heaviest rotation. As I'm looking to add more is it bad I'm drawn to the same colours? Is it boring/pointless to end up with over half my ties some variant of navy/red even if they're all different shades and designs? Otherwise what else should I be looking out for?

 

I also have the habit of buying similar ties more than once.  I would suggest your next three ties are:

 

1. burgundy with a (very) small pattern e.g. pindot, or just solid

 

2. moss green or rust coloured grenadine or knitted tie, for less formality when required

 

3. plain black silk; boring, but every man should have one for funerals

 

At that point you're pretty much sorted for any occasion bar black tie (perhaps the dinner suit etc are for your next step).  I'd also suggest adding a couple of plain white pocket handkerchiefs if you don't yet have any.

 

And never, ever forget good shoes.  If you can't afford good shoes, at least get properly-made ones, and not the plastic-and-glue turds available in your local chain store.  See my post above.

post #22364 of 33308
well I'm shopping for a basic Navy Suit (I rarely wear suiting nowadays, except during meeting with Big Bosses and special occasions)...Any thoughts with the following options is much appreciated
- traveling MTM Tailor where measurements can be taken in person (around $950 full canvass)
- Affiliate vendors where measurements are taken over email/back and forth communication ($850 full canvass); I am a little uncomfortable with this option but would like to try
- OTR BB on sale for $700

Thanks in advance....
post #22365 of 33308

Hey everyone,

 

Newbie building up his wardrobe (20 year old student). I already have dark brown suede desert boots, with which I'm very satisfied. I've come to the conclusion that I need bucks. My question is: which color should I get, and what material (in view of versatility, combined with the desert boots). I was thinking maybe light brown suede, like this:

 

https://svpply.com/item/415918/Sanders_Suede_Buck_Derby_Shoe_Dirty

 

Or should I go with a louder color, like olive or dark blue?

 

As a follow up, what kind of belt is appropriate with the dirty brown one? (or olive or dark blue)

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